Top 10 Oldest Universities Around the World

The word university is derived from the Latin universitas magistrorum et scholarium, roughly meaning “community of teachers and scholars”. The term was coined by the Italian University of Bologna, which, with a traditional founding date…

Microsoft developing bone-conduction headset that guides the blind

While the act of walking down the street might be second nature to most of us, it can be a much more difficult experience for those who are blind or visually impaired. To combat the issue, Microsoft has developed a headset that uses bone-conducting…

Galaxy Note 4: Full Details of Samsung Next Phablet Leak Weeks Ahead of Release

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The listing for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on the website of Indonesian retailer Eraphone which also lists a full spec sheet. Eraphone The full specifications of the latest product in Samsung's large smartphone/small tablet Galaxy Note range…

Can you own a language?

In its first-ever transparency report, the Wikimedia Foundation revealed a handful of odd stories about takedown requests sent to Wikipedia. Among the claims on public-domain books and monkey selfies was a curious request from 2012: that Wikipedia…

iPhone 6 Reportedly Launching Sooner Than Expected

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When it comes to Apple, Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White has a mixed track record. He was the first Apple watcher to reveal that the company planned to launch an iPad mini, though details were scarce at the time, and he also was the first…

Epigenetic Engineering: Silencing A Gene Can Cause Cancer

Cancer doesn't always begin with genetic mutations: simply turning a gene off is enough. Studies with mice has provided the first evidence that turning a gene on or off can cause cancer. The study gives hope on how epigenetic engineering (deliberately…

How Apple Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Big Screen

The line defining smartphones and tablets has been blurring for some time now, but it may reached its peak with the launch of the Fonepad from Asus, which the company describes as a "tablet with phone functions". While this may be an extreme…
I Drank a Nearly 4 Litres of Water a Day For 3 Weeks (and Why I'll Never Do It Again)

I Drank Nearly 4 Litres of Water a Day For 3 Weeks (Why I'll Never Do It Again)

I'm not sure where I heard about this "drinking a gallon of water a day" thing, but I thought, hey, I'll give it a try and see what happens. I'd heard it creates radiant skin, but I wanted to see if it would help curb my appetite and help with…
Perfect Ice Cream For Your Zodiac Sign

The Perfect Ice Cream For Your Zodiac Sign

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You + these ice creams = a perfect match. 1/13You + these ice creams = a perfect match. 2/13 Aries Known for taking action and being a natural leader, you aren't afraid to try new things because you know you could…

Diet vs. Exercise: What Makes You Lose Weight Easier?

When you want to lose weight, there are two options Either you can start dieting or start exercising. Ideally, you should do both. But which of the two helps you lose weight faster? The answer, according to multiple studies and experts, is…

Here are 9 reasons why people get cancer: study

Hey America: You’re still too fat, you eat too much junk, you don’t get enough exercise -- and, seriously? You’re still smoking? And one more thing: get with the SPF already! That’s according to a new report from the American Cancer…

8 Things You Never Knew About KFC, Straight From Former Employees

If KFC is one of your favorite places to get your fast-food fix, you'll want to read on to discover behind-the-scenes secrets from former employees. Several KFC employees (including managers and fry cooks) have spilled their insider knowledge…

Ebola Outbreak In Congo, Three Killed - World Health Organizatio

An outbreak of a deadly disease, EBOLA has been declared in the northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization has said. According to the WHO's twitter account, the killer disease was confirmed in Kinshasa on the 11th…
The One Thing You Should Always Do Before Cooking With Garlic

One Thing You Should Always Do Before Cooking With Garlic

© Eat This, Not That! When you skip this simple step, you won’t reap all of garlic’s health benefits.  Sure, garlic possesses the irritating ability to sabotage date nights, but the compound responsible for keeping your love…

Flight Attendants Share Their Craziest Stories

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Air travel isn’t exactly pleasant. You’re 30,000 feet in the air, trapped in a metal tube next to an armrest-hogging seatmate and another passenger who decided to clip their fingernails mid-flight. But these mild annoyances are nothing compared…